Presenting Dionne Warwick

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Presenting Dionne Warwick
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Studio album by Dionne Warwick
Released February 10, 1963
Recorded 1962, Bell Sound Studios, New York City
Genre Pop, R&B
Length 31:18
Label Scepter
Producer Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Dionne Warwick chronology
Presenting Dionne Warwick
(1963)
Anyone Who Had a Heart
(1963)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Presenting Dionne Warwick is the debut album by American singer singer Dionne Warwick, released in 1963 on the Scepter label. It was produced by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.

History[edit]

The album is notable for including "Don't Make Me Over", Warwick's debut single, "Wishin' & Hopin'", which would become a hit for Dusty Springfield in 1964, "It's Love That Really Counts", which brought Warwick to the attention of Scepter owner Florence Greenberg, and "Make It Easy on Yourself". "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" features backing vocals by The Shirelles. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD on May 15, 2007, by Collectors' Choice Music.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "This Empty Place"   2:55
2. "Wishin' and Hopin'"   2:55
3. "I Cry Alone"   2:37
4. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) 2:40
5. "Make the Music Play"   2:25
6. "If You See Bill" (Luther Dixon) 2:58
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "Don't Make Me Over"   2:46
8. "It's Love That Really Counts"   2:16
9. "Unlucky" (Lillian Shockley, Bobby Banks) 2:25
10. "I Smiled Yesterday"   2:44
11. "Make It Easy on Yourself"   2:40
12. "The Love of a Boy"   1:59

Charts[edit]

Chart (1963) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 14

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak positions
[3]
US US
R&B
1962 "Don't Make Me Over" 21 5
1963 "This Empty Place" 84 26
"Wishin' and Hopin'"
"Make the Music Play" 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. Presenting Dionne Warwick > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-05-15.
  2. ^ "UK Charts > Dionne Warwick". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-10-03. 
  3. ^ "US Charts > Dionne Warwick". Billboard. Retrieved 2009-08-11. 

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